My great-grandfather told me when I was 10 years old, “My boy, whatever you do in this life, leave something behind that will make this world a better place for those coming.”
Gary and Mary Young’s faith and commitment continue to inspire.
That is my quest in life, to leave behind me a legacy of something greater and better for the children coming tomorrow.
So here is the key that allows me to do what I do and to take me to where I go; this is the key element. If you don’t get to this ingredient, you’re going to miss out on life.
Believing is one thing. Faith in your belief is another thing. You have to create a relationship with yourself and with God. The final key is knowing that you can do it.
Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of Gary Young’s “Live Your Dream” presentation.
I would have given everything I had if I could have had someone teach me about dreaming 40 years ago. But perhaps I had to go through what I did and pay the dues to learn these principles, so I could share them.
With the same focus as when he taught Raindrop Technique for horses, Gary is sharing what he has learned about dreaming with all of you.
If I can do it, anyone in this room can do it a whole lot easier; we can do it together, and that even makes it more fun. I was alone when I started my journey.
I had a lot of loved ones around me saying, “Gary, don’t beat yourself up. Gary, this is ridiculous. Gary, don’t do this. Oh, Gary, you can’t; this isn’t possible.” Sometimes you just have to pack up and move away from everybody, so you can focus on your dream until you can live it and believe it.
I dreamed about this day 25 years ago. I’ve dreamed about the day when we will sit 150,000 strong in the stadium tomorrow.
Over 25 years ago, Gary envisioned crowds like this for a Young Living Grand Convention. He has since dreamed of a Young Living stadium crowd of 150,000! Learn to dream BIG dreams!
A dream is never too big to fulfill. Your dreams will be proportional to the size of your self-belief. If you don’t believe in yourself and you don’t feel good about yourself, then your dreams are going to be tiny. Instead of dreaming about being a Royal Crown Diamond, you’ll be dreaming about being a Star. Or instead of being a Diamond, you’ll dream about being an Executive. Your dreams are proportionate to how you see yourself.
So every day when I get up and walk in the bathroom, I look in the mirror and talk to myself. I talk to myself more than Mary talks to me. It is important to talk to yourself and keep yourself tracking forward. Mary often asks, “Why do you always commit to doing so many things?” Because if I don’t, I won’t do them. It’s as simple as that.
Dreaming for success must become a habit. It’s not an act; it’s a habit. If you want to be successful, then let it become a habit. But spend time learning to dream.
Close your eyes and see your dreams complete. If you don’t see them complete, they will never happen. It’s just like writing a book: there has to be an ending paragraph and an ending sentence.
Whether formulating blends, welding equipment, or refurbishing an old building for the Young Living office, Gary does it all with passion. He has dreamed every step of the journey.
If you want to manifest your dream, then there’s got to be a completion to it. That does not mean you cannot dream about it the next night and expand on it and add more sections or more volumes, but you need see your dreams complete before they will go into the universe and become fulfilled.
The secret of creative dreaming is to believe in your dream and then see it as a reality. If you cannot see your dream and feel it as a reality, it definitely is not going to happen.
You’re never too young to dream. You’re never too old to dream. Pursue your dreams with passion. Never let someone steal your dreams. If you dreamed it once, then it has value. Pursue it, grow it, and turn it into something magical.
People often say to me, “Gary, I don’t know how you do it.” So, here is one of my secrets of how I do it—I don’t waste my time sleeping. I engage my time in creative dreaming. Then when I get up in the morning, I have many answers. So I put those on my notepad. Then I start daydreaming about what I dreamed about the night before.
When Gary awakes after dreaming, he has many answers. These answers are added to a notepad before he can forget them. Take time to record your dreams!
The more you dream about something, the more power you give it. Everything in the universe is energy, so daydreaming is your final step toward this.
Once you start dreaming, then build your dreams. How do you build your dreams? By writing them down; drawing them out; identifying what they are; and putting shapes, colors, dimensions, and specifications to those dreams. This is extremely, extremely important.
Dream about it and see it until you feel the butterflies of excitement in your gut, your bosom, wherever you feel it. Every inch of your body should tingle with excitement of your dream, every single inch of it. If it doesn’t, it’s because the dream is not real enough, or you don’t believe it can be real enough because you live in limitation.